HERE is a football player who deserves the respect of all in the nfl and society in general, but instead of being praised for raising awareness about domestic violence by wearing purple shoes William Gay has been fined by the league for being out of uniform. Check these out from +Ultraviolet Info and +The New York Times .....
The NFL just fined a player for wearing purple football shoes to raise awareness about domestic violence. Seriously.
The player, William Gay, knows all too well about domestic violence--his mother was murdered by his abusive stepfather when he was eight-years old. Clearly, the NFL has no clue how to respond to the issue of domestic violence. So let's show them, and thank Gay for raising awareness about an issue that affects one in four women. Will you join me in thanking him? Sign the thank you to William Gay
|October is both breast cancer awareness month and domestic violence
awareness month. And while both are important issues for women, there's
one the NFL would rather not talk about.|
While players, teams, and even stadiums are awash in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer, purple shoes are not allowed.
The NFL is all about protecting its image. That's why it has warned its players not to make waves off the field. But that's exactly what we need when it comes to domestic violence, an issue that the league has tried to bury. Gay has spoken out and said that he will pay the fine, but he hopes that the NFL will donate it to support domestic violence survivors.5
Other players, and the league, are watching to see how the public responds. Let's show them that we have Gay's back.
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2. After Ray Rice, The NFL Pledged Millions To Fight Domestic Violence. Here’s How The Money Was Spent. Think Progress, October 7, 2015
3. N.F.L. Player Punished for Purple Shoes, New York Times, October 29, 2015
4. Domestic Violence: 1 In 4 American Women Attacked By Intimate Partner, Huffington Post, December 15, 2011
5. William Gay wore purple shoes for domestic violence awareness, got fined, NBC Sports, October 28, 2015